Good afternoon, right now it is not as bad outside as it will be in the coming days. Temperatures as of 5 pm ranging from the 60s in far northern counties, to 90 degrees in Evansville, but as we head towards the weekend, temperatures will warm well into the 90s and the humidity will be on the rise as well.
Already, Excessive Heat Watches have been posted from Friday morning through Saturday evening for northwest Indiana counties, and from Friday afternoon through Saturday evening for northern Indiana counties.
Breaking down the temperatures from Thursday through Sunday, starting tomorrow, the heat and humidity will be the worst for far southern counties. Northern and central counties should not be as warm as southern counties. Highs will generally be in the mid to upper 80s, with heat indices in the mid to upper 80s for northern and central counties, and low to mid 90s for southern counties. On Friday, the entire state will be well in the warm sector and the heat and humidity will be in full force. Highs on Friday will be in the 91 to 95 degree range, locally higher in some locations. Heat indices will range from 99 to 106. Saturday will likely be the hottest and most humid of the next four days. Highs will be in the mid to possibly upper 90s, and thanks to the recent rainfall, it won’t be much warmer than that, but combine that with dewpoints that will easily be in the low to mid 70s, heat indices will be in the 103 to 110 degree range. On Sunday, it will still be hot, but we will also add in a better chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs Sunday will be in the 89 to 94 degree range, with heat indices between 94 and 102. There will be little relief from the heat, aside for isolated to widely scattered showers and thunderstorms on Saturday and as mentioned above, a better chance on Sunday.
The following graphics are ways to beat the heat and to recognize the signs of heat stroke. Take care over the next few days, be sure to check up on those who don’t have air conditioning. Do not leave children or pets inside an unattended vehicle for NO reason. A car can warm up as much as 50 to 60 degrees in a hour with the windows rolled up and car not running.